‘Be A Light’ is theme of next O’Brien concert
Show is next week in Fort Dodge
Brady O’Brien is hoping to inspire and energize his audience next week in a show expected to extend far beyond the traditional concert experience.
Brady O’Brien Live will host its “Be A Light” concert on March 30 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St. The free-will donation event begins at 7:30 p.m.
“The theme of ‘Be A Light’ is about making the world a better place,” said the 19-year-old O’Brien, a 2022 St. Edmond High School graduate. “In order to make a change in this world, you have to be a leader and light the way.
“The music for this show is a mixture of originals, contemporary Christian, and a few other genres mixed in. This will be very unique. It’s an immersive concert that will create a full environment for the audience. Without giving too much away, the audience will be surrounded by light.”
O’Brien added the show’s aesthetics will provide “something the community has never seen.” He wants to make sure the performance combines unique visual effects with a high level of musicianship.
“I like to design each show differently in order to make sure a new message is given each time,” O’Brien said. “I strongly believe in the phrase Andy Anderson, a mentor of mine, told me: ‘people hear what they see.'”
This event will again focus on supporting a local cause. Brady O’Brien Live, a nonprofit organization, has raised thousands of dollars for regional endeavors since its inception.
“We are starting a scholarship program for seniors who are interested in going into something in the fine arts field,” O’Brien said. “We believe that music is a strong language, and people need to have it in their lives.
“I have been blessed to work with some amazing talent from the area, and we are excited to offer scholarships this year. We want to continue to build confidence in young, aspiring artists.”
This is the sixth concert hosted by O’Brien since December 2021. He will be joined on stage by all-state Fort Dodge Senior High vocalists and Brady O’Brien Live regulars Mikeal Campbell and Grace Casciato.
O’Brien also hosted an Easter special at TUMC in Fort Dodge last spring.
“I would like to thank Pastor Jena (Finch-Manchester) and Trinity United Methodist Church for allowing me to host our next event there again,” O’Brien said. “I had a show there last April and the response was great. It’s such a great facility, and the sanctuary is beautiful. This church creates a perfect surrounding for this next show.”
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